Author Archives: Adam Krantz

Water, NACWA and the 2016 Election Cycle

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It’s finally over. One of the most unique presidential elections in history.  It was the first election where both presidential candidates actually focused on infrastructure and used the word “water” multiple times in multiple speeches – a victory for our often-overlooked sector!  NACWA has always maintained that water is a uniquely bipartisan or non-partisan issue. […]

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Peyton Plays: Peyton Manning and Strategic Planning

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Autumn brings many things – chief among them are football season and strategic planning. Peyton Manning, 5-time NFL MVP and one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, is a master of planning and preparation. During this season of strategy, NACWA is taking a page from Peyton’s playbook.
Align your individual goals with team goals
We are […]

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The Nation’s Capital Shows Leadership on Integrated Planning, Green Infrastructure & Jobs

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At an event in Washington, DC today, DC Water announced its new agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to modify its long term control plan for green infrastructure to meet obligations under its wet weather consent decree. In addition to the multiple benefits that green infrastructure – […]

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Earth Day Is All About the Value of Water

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Every year Earth Day arrives on April 22nd and newspapers and other media outlets focus on water quality, climate/air quality, clean energy or conservation issues, often from a global perspective.  The term “Earth Day” is in and of itself an interesting one. I recently heard someone say that Planet Earth was misnamed – given that […]

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President’s State of the Union Focuses on Infrastructure; EPA Begins Task of Standing up New Water Finance Center

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President Obama delivered a strong State of the Union address last night touting infrastructure investment as a bipartisan issue. Specifically, the President stated that:
“21st century businesses need 21st century infrastructure — modern ports, stronger bridges, faster trains and the fastest internet. Democrats and Republicans used to agree on this. So let's set our sights higher […]

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What Gifts Will EPA Leave Us Under The Clean Water Tree?

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As everyone gets ready to celebrate the holidays, it is always worthwhile to think about the past year and to look ahead to what may be in store for the clean water community. NACWA is proud that we have played a key role through active collaborations in advancing the implementation of EPA’s 2012 Integrated Planning […]

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New Report Highlights Billions of Dollars in Economic Value to Communities, Nation

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NACWA released a new report this week titled, Today's Clean Water Utility – Delivering Value to the Ratepayer, Community, and Nation.  The report highlights the billions of dollars in savings and return on investment from innovative projects at the Nation's clean water agencies. This burgeoning innovation has come about as a result of a number […]

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Clean Water Caucus Hosts Congressional Briefing to Spotlight Advancements in Clean Water Sector

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Our guest blogger for this week is Congressman John Duncan (R-TN).  Representative Duncan currently serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. His efforts to cut government waste, reduce taxes, and limit bureaucratic red tape have been recognized by various organizations and national news media He […]

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As Obama State of the Union Highlights Climate Commitment, NACWA Ramps Up Efforts on Utility Resiliency

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In his fifth State of the Union address last night, President Obama reaffirmed an ongoing commitment to pursue administrative action on climate change issues. The President emphasized the need to act with urgency, noting that communities across the country are already facing the impacts of climate change through droughts, floods and other extreme weather events.
Although […]

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Some Interesting Facts About Flushables

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Clean water agencies across the country are experiencing problems with products that are flushed but do not break apart easily in the sewer system. NACWA launched a “Toilets Are Not Trashcans” campaign last year to protect our sewers from wipes, paper towels, FOG (fats, oils, and greases) and other products that should not be flushed.  […]

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